From Mills to Museums, Plantations to Planned Communities: Highlights from Buildings of Maryland -- November 29, 2022

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From Mills to Museums, Plantations to Planned Communities: Highlights from Buildings of Maryland

Latrobe Chapter Lecture by Lisa Davidson and Catherine Lavoie
Tuesday, November 29, 2022. Doors at 6:30 PM; Lecture at 7 PM

We are pleased to be offering both in-person and virtual attendance options for this event! Please see below for details to join either venue.

Buildings of Maryland, the latest volume of the Society of Architectural Historians Buildings of the United States series, has recently been published in a new, more user-friendly format. Maryland has been referred to as “Little America” for its geographical range, from the vast estuary of the Chesapeake Bay to its Atlantic beaches, farm-rich Piedmont plateaus, and rugged Allegheny mountains. As this volume demonstrates in surveying almost 400 years of development across the entire state, Maryland’s architectural range is just as diverse. Divided into an introduction and six regional chapters illustrated by photographs and maps, Buildings of Maryland surveys over 500 representative properties to tell the story of Maryland’s architecture and history.

Authors Lisa Davidson and Catherine Lavoie will present highlights from the book that illustrate its key themes: maritime and Chesapeake culture; transportation innovation; Baltimore industry; Black life and culture; residential Maryland; and Maryland builders and architects. Featured properties will range from tobacco plantations worked by enslaved laborers to Free Black communities, from maritime resources associated with the Chesapeake to coal mining and railroad development across the mountains, and from architect-designed landmarks to streetcar suburbs and well-known modernist planned communities.

About the Speakers
Lisa Pfueller Davidson is National Historic Landmarks Program Manager and Catherine Lavoie is Chief of the Historic American Buildings Survey (HABS), both within the National Park Service Cultural Resources in Washington, D.C.. Buildings of Maryland was published by University of Virginia Press in the Society of Architectural Historians Buildings of the United States series.

Discounted copies of Buildings of Maryland will be available for sale during the reception.

In-Person Attendance
The lecture will take place at The First Congregational United Church of Christ, Second Floor, 945 G Street NW, Washington, DC. Reservations are not required. $10.00 for Latrobe Chapter members, student members (full time) free with ID, $15.00 for non-members. Doors will open at 6:30 pm for socialization and refreshments; lecture will begin at 7:00 pm. Masks are encouraged for this event.

Virtual Attendance
This event is free but advance registration is required to participate. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the lecture. Virtual lecture will begin at 7:00 PM. Please note that this event will not be recorded.

To register via Zoom, click here.